US Jobless Claims Rose Last Week From Multi-Decade Low – Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The number of Americans applying for first-time unemployment benefits rose last week but remained at historically low levels, a sign the U.S. labor market should continue to generate jobs at a modest pace.

Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs, rose in the week ended Nov. 19 to a seasonally adjusted 251,000, the Labor…

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